It’s almost September 1st, the back pages are filled with the smiling faces of returning captain David Wright, the pumped up Daniel Murphy, the lovely locks of #48, Jacob deGrom. Most importantly though the back pages are filled with winning New York Mets baseball.
The Mets are a hot topic right now. New York sports radio, ESPN, MLB network, wherever you look, there they are being talked about and for once not in a joking manner. This team has arrived. They have taken over New York it seems, as they have surprised, exhilarated and rejuvenated a starving fan base. This team is for real.
When they are down, they are not truly down, and we are just wondering who and when the come back will be complete to win the game. When is the last time you could say there was such a confidence about this team?
Fans are still scared and rightfully so of a collapse that could possibly be ala 2007, 2008. These Mets though are not those Mets. This is a young team with the right amount of veterans mixed in to make an impact in the 2015 post-season. Let’s enjoy the ride, because it seems like its just getting started as we head into serious September baseball for the first time in almost a decade.
For the first time since 2009 the Boston Red Sox head to Citi Field to take on the New York Metropolitans.
The Red Sox may not be having the best year to say the least, as they sit in the cellar in the AL East in what has been a disappointing season for the team from bean town. Anytime the Red Sox come to town it brings a certain buzz to Queens. Of course first thought goes to 1986, Mookie Wilson, Billy Bucker etc…
Regardless of how the Red Sox have performed this year they still bring in a formidable team with plenty of threats. The Mets are riding high on an 8 game winning streak and hope to continue that success back over to Citi Field where a Dark Knight will rise once more as Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) is opposed by young gun, Henry Owens (2-1, 4.50 ERA)
It’s very rare when one feels so confident in their team that no matter when their down and whatever inning it may be, you never feel out of a ballgame. This Mets team is as close to as always having that feeling right now.
This team exudes confidence, excitement and more than anything act like a team. The smiles, big hits, celebrations, this team is a team and always seem to pick each other up. At times they almost seem unstoppable, no deficit is to great and no loss carries over, they bounce back and continue on their winnings ways. This teams “no lose” attitude is incredible.
They are hungry, we are hungry, lets keep it going.
The Mets and Phillies continue their 4-game set tonight at 7:05 as Bartolo Colon looks to shake off his ineffective starts and get back on track tonight at Citizen’s Bank. Colon (10-11, 4.90 ERA) is opposed by Phillies rookie, Jerad Eickhoff (1-0, 0.00 ERA).
Last night during the Phillies broadcast , the announcer for the Philadelphia team, Larry Anderson took issue with the “noise” the Mets fans make at away stadiums.
The exchange went as follows;
“I’ll take the Nationals fans over the Mets fans,” Andersen said on air.
“Why’s that?” Phils radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke asked.
“They’re just obnoxious,” Andersen said.
Sounds like a person just fed up with watching his own team get overrun by a passionate fan base. The Mets fans have been out in droves this year in away stadiums. Going as far as to be led by “The 7 Line army” into organized events at away ballparks. Fans have been chanting loud, and showing their appreciation for this Metropolitan ball club no matter where they have been playing and rightfully so, this team is legit.
Going back to the opinion of the Mets fan base being obnoxious, especially coming from a Philadelphia announcer seems to be a bit of a laughable thought upon itself. Philadelphia fans have a reputation of being some of the most obnoxious in sports today. Mets fans are just excited, and finally able to be proud again that they can go out to an away stadium and wear their Matt Harvey jersey with pride. It’s about time. As long as you are respectful, and aren’t out looking for a fight and just enjoying a ball game with a few “Let’s Go Mets” chants so be it, enjoy yourself and keep rooting for the “home” team.
I feel like that is something I have to start off with almost every game recap lately. This team has been a juggernaut as of late and they don’t seem to be stopping. What another offensive onslaught from the boys from Queens. Records were broken, tears were almost shed by a captain, but most important another W was put up in the standings for the Metropolitans.
The Mets combined for eight home-runs on this night with Wright, Wilmer Flores (2 homers), Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy (with a #1 salute) and Yoenis Cespedes all going yard.
Did anyone else get goosebumps when Wright absolutely jacked that ball into the LF upper deck at Citizen’s Bank?
Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and let up a career-high seven runs in 2 2/2 innings. The bullpen though lead by Sean Gilmarting was spectacular and shut-out the Phillies the rest of the way.
The Phillies did originally own a 7-2 lead in this game before the Mets scored 14 unanswered runs.
The 11 combined home runs between the two teams tied an NL record for most home runs in a game.
The Mets and Phillies are at it again tonight in game two of this four game set when the god of thunder, RHP Noah Syndergaard (7-6, 3.17 ERA) opposes RHP Jerome Williams (4-9, 6.10 ERA) at 7:05 PM EST
An awesome day for Mets fans to say the least as today marks the return of the Captain himself, David Wright. Oh and if that wasn’t good enough RHP Jacob deGrom (12-6, 198 ERA) is on the mound to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Pitching for Philadelphia is Adam Morgan (4-4, 3.92 ERA) to kick off the 4-game set.
Tonight’s Line-up’s are as follows:
1. Juan Lagares CF
1. Cesar Hernandez 2B
2. Daniel Murphy 1B
2. Freddy Galvis SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes LF
3. Odubel Herrera CF
4. David Wright 3B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Wilmer Flores 2B
5. Andres Blanco 3B
6. Travis d’Arnaud C
6. Cody Asche LF
7. Michael Cuddyer RF
7. Domonic Brown RF
8. Ruben Tejada SS
8. Cameron Rupp C
9. Jacob deGrom RHP
9. Adam Morgan LHP
Series notes: The Phillies come in to this series as one of the hottest teams since the All-Star break at 21-12 and are not to be taken lightly. David Wright is the current leader for most home-run’s by a visiting player with 19.